Google plans to bring new cross-device features to Android

What you need to know

  • Google plans to expand Cross Device Services to Android devices, and the features are already available after enabling developer flags.
  • The new features include Call Cast, Wi-Fi Sharing, and Hotspot Sharing, and will be available via a Google Play Services update.
  • Cross Device Services is already available on Chromebooks, but more Android phones and tablets will be added into the mix.

Android phones and tablets will soon gain powerful cross-device features with a software update, according to Android leaker @AssembleDebug on X (via Android Police). The expert was able to enable a new cross-device sharing settings menu by flipping a bunch of developer flags, and this suggests that the features are nearing release.

The tools will be available as part of Google’s Cross Device Services, which already work with Chromebooks and Android phones. Google wants to make it easy and convenient to use these devices together, and recent updates have brought key sharing features to both platforms. However, it isn’t as easy to use multiple Android phones and tablets together, especially compared to something like Apple’s ecosystem.